Existence: 1886-1895 (dates of activity)
A.F. Purdy & Co. of Bernhard's Bay, Oswego County, New York, mined and sold silica sand to glass factories in the late 19th century. Clients of A.F. Purdy & Co. were located in New York and Pennsylvania and included Ithaca Glass Works, Washington Glass Co. (Ithaca, New York), Canastota Glass Co., Dunbarton Glass Works, United Glass Works (Syracuse, New York), and Scranton Glass Works.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Collection — Box 01: [Barcode: 5000008795]
Scope and Contents
The A. F. Purdy & Co. Letter Copy Book contains copies of outgoing business correspondence regarding the sale and delivery of silica sand to glass factories. Most of the correspondence is to their glass factory clients and the railroads and shipping operations that transported the sand. These letters discuss the price of the sand, the amount to be shipped, and other workings of the silica sand mining business. Researchers will also find business correspondence regarding the sale and...